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reform. the time has come. >> president obama fired off the gauntless. your move, congress. good morning. i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." a lot to talk about including andrea mitchell's interview with hillary clinton. all topics on the table including benghazi, her health and 2016. pl >>> plus alex rodriguez. he may have played his last game in a uniform after a new report alleges he took performance enhancing drugs as recently as last season. >>> but first, let's get to the news live here at 5:30 a.m. eastern time. a little more than a week after highlighting the issue during his inauguration speech, president obama laid out his plan for immigration reform. the image of a campaign speech, the president went to north dakota where the hispanic population is 20%. >> the good news is for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. this moment it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. that's very encouraging. but this time action must follow. we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endles
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the senate took up president obama's proposal to reform the nation's gun control laws with a high-profile senate judiciary hearing on wednesday. in a surprise an unannounced appearance, gabrielle giffords, the former congressmember badly wounded in the tucson shooting rampage two years ago, urged lawmakers to back and control. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our community, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. the violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now! you must act. the bold, the courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> appearing alongside the former congressmember giffords who was shot in the head was her husband, the former astronaut mark kelly. kelly said he and giffords represented millions of gun owners to support new restrictions in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre. >> we are both gun owners and we take that right and responsibilities
. republicans need it. >> reporter: both sides need it. for president obama immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. >> there's room for us to come together and get something done. >> reporter: for republicans it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. >> we're losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> reporter: the president will talk about it in vegas. >> is he looking to play politics or solve the problem. >> reporter: the president speaks tuesday. lawmakers lay out their reform plan today. what we'll see today is just an outline. remember, they have to work out details. snoom of them. >>> president obama and secretary of state clinton were interviewed for the first time together on "60 minutes." they talked about their battles during the 2008 campaign and their relationship during the last four years. >> we had such agreement on what needed to be done for our country. >> made for tough debates. >> it did. >> we could never figure out what we were different on. hillary mention
oh, sorry! excuse us. shhh-shh! >>> reforming immigration, president obama lays out his plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system including a proposal that gives millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. >>> a possible shift for the boy scouts of america. the organization weighs changing its policy that excludes gays from its ranks. >>> back in the big easy, new orleans's back to hosting the super bowl for the first time since the devastation of super bowl for the first time since the devastation of hurricane katrina. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. later today, president obama outlines his vision for immigration reform. during a visit to las vegas yesterday, a bipartisan group of senators released its blueprint for reforming immigration law. in a cbs news poll, the notion of providing a pathway for citizenship to illegal immigrant is gaining popularity. 51% of those asked now support the idea of allowing illegal immigrants working in this country to stay and possibly become citizens. that's compared
his inauguration speech, president obama laid out his plan for immigration reform. the image of a campaign speech, the president went to north dakota where the hispanic population is 20%. >> the good news is for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. this moment it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. that's very encouraging. but this time action must follow. we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we have been debating this for a long time. the principles are pretty straight forward. first, i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means continue k to strengthening security at our borders. we need to implement a national system that allows businesses to quickly and accurately verify someone's employment status. second, we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear that the
. >>> president obama pushes hard on gun control and immigration reform and the passing of an american icon. >>> and one of the biggest adrenaline rushes anywhere. very good morning. we start with a hostage standoff in alabama involving a 5-year-old boy and a suspected killer. a police source close to the investigation described him as a 6 a-year-old jimmy lee dike. they are holed up in a tornado bunker. officials have been able to get merchandi medicine to the boy but they are not saying much more. this started tuesday. the man shot and killed the driver and took the young boy hostage. more details as they emerge. >>> a storm system raked its way across the southeast wednesday and is now making its way north. two people lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many lost their homes. tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more for us. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city. part of a nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in georg
reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigratio
's growing crime problem. >>> and president barack obama will be talking about immigration reform. yesterday a group of bipartisan senators announced their immigration reform plan and yesterday president barack obama said he will make immigration reform a top pry otherty -- priority in his second term. >>> hillary rodham clinton is holding a forum and they are taking a live look there and this will be hillary rodham clinton's 5th global town hall. now this morning's global town hall is where she is talking about connections with india and columbia. >>> there are new questions about whether brazillian rent use can be safe. investigators say they had no fire alarm, no sprinklers and no exits. it is believe that pyrotechs used fire which started the fire and the first of many funerals began and ended with a march to demand justice. >> >>> former 49ers player was arrested outside of a menlo park restaurant. he got mad when his ex- boyfriend tried to put soy sauce on his rice. he also accused him of stealing his underwear and he pinned him against a window and hit him several times in the face an
carmax. start here. president obama heads off to he will outline his plan for immigration reform. a sea of purple in the big easy. eads -- beads,ut ere. we will go soon to john gonzales with live coverage. ♪ >> this might be a first for katie couric. the football with got the autotune treatment. "good morning washington" begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by thenational captioning institute-- www.ncicap.org-- adam caskey to talk about the weather. quite a bit of fog that there. patchy fog this morning. little sprinkle to talk about just east of fort royal. it is hitting the ground and it is 42 degrees. side of your screen we have a little sprinkle traveling to the southeast. aperture wise, a wide range. 40 in clarksburg. look down south, 55 in washington. 56 in fredericksburg. about 53 the high in the metro area. parts of the shenandoah valley make it into the mid 60's in the afternoon. you mentioned that foggy todition, it is so important .atch for pedestrians pedestrians, watch for the cars. a tough timee seeing eac
including maybe more importantly on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. president obama is expected to start a new push on immigration reform on tuesday. obama is calling immigration reform his top legislative priority for his second term. >> police say that an arizona man has been arrested after threatening to blow up the liberty bell in philadelphia yesterday. 41-year-old carlos balsas has been charged with making terroristic threats. bomb threats. and several other offenses. according to police. balsas was making threats as he entered the historic site. later two black backpacks were found but the bomb squad determined there were no explosives in them. the liberty bell serves as an iconic symbol of american independence. we will be right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get
reform today during a speech in las vegas. while obama is said to differ on several issues, administration officials said today's speech will focus instead on rallying public support for reform. on monday, immigrants in their advocates in new york city described the devastating impact of current u.s. immigration policies and announced a nationwide mobilization in support of immigration reform. speaking at judson memorial church, david chong talked about his family. >> though we are one family, my brother is a u.s. citizen. my parents and i are undocumented. each day we live with the fear that one of us could be taken away at any time. luckily, i have been granted deferred action and the authorization to work legally in the u.s., however, this is only a temporary reprieve of two years. i hope is to state the other as a family without fear and worry and that is for president obama and congress to act and pass comprehensive immigration reform for 2013. >> president obama continues to publicly lobby congress for passage of his bid to reform the nation's gun laws. on monday, oba
cruz. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. remember, this was a first-term promise not kept by president obama. tough time getting this through. lawmakers now, as you noted, democrats and republicans, are working together. they think they have the outline for something that may work in terms of tighter border patrols and employer verification, a guest worker program, and even a pass for citizenship for illegal immigrants. it's something that both sides, democrats and republicans, want, and in some cases both sides need. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows, in an illegal status. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. thirdly, democratsme want it. fourth, repu
, but also fair path toward citizenship. exactly one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue is garnering momentum with a rare show of bipartisan support. >> for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reforming that in supporting it. >> this is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrant. >> eight leading republican and democratic snorts are proposes an immigration overall. the legislation would create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants already here, secure the border, reform the legal immigration system to keep families together. award green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. improve the employment verification system. and allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs in areas such as agriculture. >> there's no reason to delay. we are seeing a consensus buildings here. >> the white house says the proposal mirrors the president's priority. he'll unveil his vision tomorrow. >> what you'll s
>>> good tuesday morning. coming up on "early today," president obama unveiling today what the house says is his key priority for a second term. immigration reform. >>> three months after superstorm sandy hit the northeast, residents finally get what they've been demanding from congress. all that and a potential major change for the boy scouts. the at is on at the white house. and burglars beware, you don't want to mess with taye diggs. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, january 29th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. the groundwork has been laid and today, president obama will detail his plans for the broadest overhaul of this country's immigration law in nearly three decades. the president will make his announcement in las vegas the day after a bipartisan group of senators up veil their plans. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more. tracie. good morning. >> reporter: are good morning, everyone. the white house said what the president will say in las vegas is similar to what we saw that group of democrats an
contained manuscripts. >> president barack obama will pitch immigration reform in las vegas and there are some key differences unveiled by the president as opposed to the senators. >> reporter: pam, they are expected to be much more liberal and made to cut through the red today and the bipartisan senators said they would like for illegal immigrants to obtain residency and they are expected to push security to the side saying it will take too long to implement. in a battle, president barack obama will suggest a more straightforward route for illegal immigrants to become legal. he pushed a similar plan in 2007 and 2010. >> the issue of immigration is not a simple one but i think we have the opportunity to do it right. >> republicans are split on this immigration plan and why some say it sends the wrong message. when i see you next, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> here in the bay area, undocumented immigrants are excited about the possibility of true immigration reform. many immigrants say they hope the current effort lead to a path to citizenship and many are a
. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. keep in mind we will see some action today, but this is far from final. we will see a four-page document that both democrats and republicans think will work. this afternoon a small group of democrats and republicans will announce they've come up with a recipe for immigration reform. >> to have an immigration law we can live with. >> border patrol, employer verificati verification, guest worker program, and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> americans support it in pole after pole. la ten knows want be it. fourth republicans need it. >> reporter: both sides need it. for president obama, that's a first term promise. >> i do think there's room for us to come together and finally get things done. >> reporter:
. >> president obama has called immigration reform the top legislative priority of his second term >> chicago police say a flat tire led to a deadly hit and run overnight. next, the latest on the investigation. also ahead, an awful tragedy has brazil in mourning. more than 200 revelers have been killed in an incident at a nightclub. and protesters confront police at a south side hospital hoping to deliver a message to the city. break a febreze experiment. to prove febreze can keep this car fresh, we loaded it with fast food, sweaty hockey gear and a smelly dog cage. and parked it at a mall. in texas. for two days. then put a febreze car vent clip on the dash and let in real people. it smells good. like laundry fresh out of like the dryer. yeah. a man fresh out of the shower. nailed it. oh yeah. proof. febreze car vent clips keep your car fresh. another way febreze helps you breathe happy. with a crash that killed two people who were changing a tire. it happened just before 10:00 last night. police say a 39 year-old and 34 year-old were changing a tire on the
president obama and congress. to act onthem immigration reform this year. it comes as president obama to nevada tomorrow to discuss his plans on immigration reform. today, groups and senators are expected to announce the plan a pathway toeate 11 million for the immigrants already in the united states. it is 5:18 right now. onm caskey joining us here set. laptop here.e i am looking at things closely. we have observations -- i am seeing a little bit of everything. the washington area. -- us break it down for the live superh a doppler seven radar. tome, dark blue, pink , -- usually the white indicates no. pink is mixed precipitation. -- indicates snow. pink is mixed precipitation. fredericksburg reporting light snow. at reagan national. martinsburg and hagerstown reporting freezing rain. some sleet or ice pellets from .inchester to leesburg mostly rain south of washington at this time. , thiswe see that rain , culpepper, there is precipitationzen mixed in. im am expecting that to change over to freezing rain and sleet. a sloppy monday morning. luckily, we are not looking at much in terms
. >>> lawmakers showing signs of common ground tonight on immigration reform. president obama has a plan he'll unveil tuesday and an influential group of senators is working on its own plan. brian mooar explains the new effort on capitol hill to get a deal done this year. >> reporter: days before laying out his vision for immigration reform, president obama was at the white house huddling with latino lawmakers. >> a comprehensive approach the finally in this country to have an immigration law we can live with. >> reporter: that approach features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in this country. it has the backing of three of the senate's top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marko rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess, a broken immigration system an
positions, university of phoenix can help connect you to a world of opportunity. >>> immigration reform has taken top priority, president obama's second term, a group of senators from both sides of the aisle are laying out the ground work for reform. the plan includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers and strengthens border security with 7 in 10 latino voters supporting obama republicans are willing to play ball. >> there is a new i think appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including maybe more importantly on the republican side of the isle. >> americans support it in poll after poll. latino voters expect it. the democrats want it. republicans need i. >> president obama heads to las vegas tomorrow to unveil his immigration reform plans. >> five things to know on this monday morning, defense questions witnesses against john leopold. on friday the judge threw out one misconduct office charge. >>> felecia barnes murder trial continues today. michael johnson is accused of killing the 16-year-old. a witness saw barnes dead body the day she went missing. >> broadway stars, wr
. what president obama has proposed to do on gun reform is very popular, even among republican voters. when you ask them about the things that the president's proposing, pretty much republicans think these things are good ideas, we ought to be doing them, they are in favor. and then the same "washington post" poll asked republicans, okay, broadly speaking, do you like what president obama is proposing on gun reform? and republicans said no, we hate it. after they said they support all the individual proposals, they said, well, do you like the guy who's proposing all these individual proposals that you liked? no, we hate those ideas. and that is insane. they like all the component parts of it. they like all these ideas. but then when these ideas that they like are proposed, they say they are against them because the person proposing them is president obama. that is insane. that is mindless. right? how do you make constructive policy in that kind of environment? people support the policy until they hear who else supports it and then they think they might be against it. how do you make p
, a bipartisan immigration reform deal. president obama will push his immigration plan in nevada today, one day after a group of lawmakers unveiled their plan. their plan will allow 11 million illegal immigrants in the u.s. to become citizens. the system also creates a guest worker program, and gives green cards to those with college educations. >>> president obama's choice to be the next secretary is getting a lot of criticism. an associated press review of hagel's record shows it is exaggerated. gerated. >> if they ever found out you were homosexual, that you would lose injure order of the arrow. >> reporter: the boy scouts of america in a stunning reversal against admitting gays and lesbians saying that in the future, the sexual orientation won't be in question. there was a estimate replease lesaed monday saying in part: the group's restriction now prevents what scout rules call open or avowed homosexuals from participating as scouts or scout leaders. this comes after years of nationwide protests over their no gays policy inform 2000, the supreme court upheld their ban. one former eagle scou
. >> 5:22. 38 degrees at the airport. >> rallying for reform. president obama will lend his voice to the immigration debate today. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> barack obama makes his case for immigration reform today. >> a group of lawmakers unveiled their framework for revamping the immigration system. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> any change to the immigration system could affect the 11 million immigrants living here illegally. she is an illegal immigrant who moved here a decade ago. she is working to keep her son in this country. >> we have elected president obama and we will wait to see what he is going to do
Ñmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- >>> today, president obama is in las vegas to make a push for immigration reform. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live from san jose where supporters have gathered to discuss the president's plans. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. about 35 people have gathered here in our lady of guadalupe church in east san jose. the grassroots organization, people in the community get together and the siu union has invited people to watch the speech. the speech just ended so they are talking about what type of reform the president is proposing. union members, security guards and janitors are very interested in what president obama had to say. immigration advocates have been pushing the obama administration to overhaul the immigration system since he didn't do this in his first four years of office. today, obama was expected to share details about his immigration proposal in his second term which includes a path to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented workers. obama is also likely to show his support for treating same- sex couples in which one partner is
.m. in new york city. president obama is going to unveil his immigration reform in a major speech in nevada, a state where hispanics make up 20% of the population. it's after a group of bipartisan senators reached a compromise on how to move forward with comprehensive immigration legislation. included in the bill, citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers in this country. >> other bipartisan groups and senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar pro po sales. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than supporting it. >> what's going on now is unacceptable. in reality, what's been created is a de facto amnesty. we have been too content for too long to allow them to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and watch our children while not affording them the benefits that make our country great. >> those seeking citizenship would be required to register with the federal government, settle debts with the government including fines and back taxes, under go a crimina
president obama plans to unveil his plans for immigration reform today. that comes one day after bipartisan group of senators put forth a comprehensive immigration bill. tell your friends according to the institute for taxation and economic policy, undocumented workers paid over $11 billion in taxes in 2010. about half of the u.s. workers pay some form of federal taxes. let's gather around the water cooler with movie news. many are wondering who would play hillary clinton best in a bio. some of the top contenders a bit of a surprise. 6% of kristen dunst. she played marie an two net. mirren. 8% like susan sarandon. 18% glenn close could portray the many sides of the first lady. an overwhelming 40% believe meryl streep. a little anti-climatic, don't you think? what do you think, mike? any other names? >> i'm not going get myself in trouble. >> when would this stop you? nbc "nightly news" anchor, brian williams stopped by "late night with jimmy fallon" they broke down details of the fight in slow jam the news. >> the obama administration finds itself locking horns with republicans over the iss
prohibitions took effect. >>> today president obama talked about immigration reform and a pass to citizenship in the diverse bay area. immigration is not just a political issue but an economic one. the president spoke in las vegas but his speech was followed closely here in the bay area. nbc's kris sanchez watched the speech with immigrants rights advocates in eas san jose. kris, how did they receive this message? is. >> reporter: they were hanging on every word. all of it was very well received in one of the south bay's most vocal immigrant communities. as president obama talked about comprehensive immigration reform in las vegas, people were hanging on to every word in the sank we're of our lady of guadeloupe church in san jose including this mother who tells me she is here illegally after six tries across the border. after this speech she said she no longer thinks citizenship is just a dream. garcia is ready to come out of the shadows, as president obama put it. a volunteer acting together says families may not have to live in constant fear of deportation. >> the children, the children are
>>> president obama says now is the time to reform an immigration system he calls out of date and badly broken. speaking at a hispanic high school in las vegas, he pushed a senate plan for a path to citizen for millions of illegal immigrants. the president said he is hopeful, acknowledging there will be fierce debate. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. but this moment, it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. and that's very encouraging. >> the senate proposal would grant temporary legal status to applicants who pass a background check, pay fines and back taxes and learn english. after that, they could apply for citizenship. the bill could come up for a vote as early as this summer. >>> a soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in iraq now has two new arms. the 13-hour surgery at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore which attached arms from a deceased donor was extremely complicated. doctors connected bones, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, nerves
after the report on earnings. >> president obama's health care reform, you have of the law has taken effect, union leaders are having buyers remorse. we'll tell you why next. >> and our own jeff cox says he's not a believer in the rally. that's coming up on the "closing bell." stay with us. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. >>> when it really mattered, they supported it. now some unions are turning against president obama's health care reform. eamon javers has the details. >> reporter: hi, scott. some unexpected price hikes could be causing headaches for some unions in terms of the president's new health care law and the price they have to pay for health care for their union members. this was reported by the "wall str
for immigration reform. principles which president obama said today are very much in line with his own. >> obama: smarter enforcement a pathway to earned citizenship improvements in the legal immigration system so that we continue to be a magnet for the best and the brightest all around the world. it is pretty straightforward. >> john: straightforward for some but not for all. >> obama: i promise you this, the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is going to become. there are a few things that are more important to us as a society than who gets to come here and call our country home. >> john: by the way ask a cherokee sometime how he feels about who gets to come here. and then there were the conservative ins in texas and arizona and new mexico who have helped block past proposed reforms. arizona senator john mccain, a member of the gang of eight repeated today that before any undocumented immigrants get on a path to citizenship the southern border will have to be secured and that security confirmed. >> we will have a commission made up of the most knowledgeable people including border s
's second term. they have been working for weeks on a proposal to reform legislation. >> president obama is traveling to las vegas, nev., on tuesday to outline proposals on immigration reform. he follows with more than 70% of the hispanic community helsing and asians and africans and -- helping and asians and african- americans. mitt romney policies would have led to self deportation. on tuesday look for president obama to outline of half way to citizenship for more than a 11 million undocumented workers. there will be a framework for people to pay back taxes, taxes they could not pay before. there are signs of political bipartisanship on this issue. here is the leading republican senator speaking on sunday. >> what has changed is there is an appreciation on both sides of the idle, including on the republican side of the aisle that we have to enact a comprehensive reform bill. >> here is the leading democratic senator, who is giving a nonsuit now a leading republican -- a nod to the leading republican and the idea of border control. >> we are trying to get immigration reform. i am cautio
of sense to me. >> reporter: the senate judiciary committee begins hearings on president obama's gun measures on wednesday. >>> immigration reform is set to take another step forward today. a bipartisan group of senators is expected to announce an agreement on overhauling legislation. president obama has already voiced support for immigration reform and we'll have more on this story throughout the morning hours. >>> still ahead, a look at the morning's other headlines including an update on an iranian-american pastor sentenced to serve time in one of iran's toughest prisons. >>> it is mentoring monday here at fox 56789 call our phone banks starting at 6:00 a.m. today to get in touch with local organizations that need mentors. the phone bank opens at 6:00 a.m. today.  [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's why i got them pillsbury toaster strudel.
of immigrants in the u.s. >> president obama heads to nevada today to present his plan to reform. expected to be very similar to yesterday's deal. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with the details. >> good morning. >> reporter: it was a welcome event on capitol hill. imagine that, republicans and decembers working together to craft a big proposal. when it comes to immigration reform, there could be a sticking point or two that could scuttle the deal. now, eight senators, four republicans and four democrats released the framework monday which they call a tough but fair route to citizenship for more than 11 million people living here illegally. it allows more temporary workers to stay, increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. similar to the president's plan, people here illegally would have to pass background checks, pay fines and taxes and then apply behind those who are already in line for a green card. in the 2012 election, 71% of the latino vote went to president obama. florida republican senator marco rubio helped shape the proposal. >> we
sense, comprehensive immigration reform. the time has come. now is the time. >> president obama went to a las vegas high school today to outline his own immigration reform plan. the cheers from the crowd tell you a lot. there are places in this country where the threat of deportation hangs over the heads of many people. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. members of both parties in both chambers are actively working on a solution. >> so here we have the president praising the framework unveiled by eight democratic and republican senators. president obama is urging using his bully pulpit to make sure there is an urgency to get real reform done. >> the foundation for bipartisan action is already in place. and if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> the details of the president's own plan for citizenship are supported by mainstream america. >> we have to lay out a path, a process that inc
to hear president obama address immigration reform. for many it was their future the president was talking about. the church was filled with people searching for hope. this time the words came from president obama who appealed for a change in laws to help undocumented immigrants get on what he termed the right side of the law. it was a call she had been waiting to hear. >> living like this is actually really hard. so it's like living in the shadow because you're living with fears. >> reporter: community groups as well as the service employees union applauded the president's speech. >> i think it went straight to the point. that is the fact that there is an urgent need to create a pathway to citizenship. >> reporter: others have more hope in reuniting with family members who were deported. >> it's difficult because i miss them. i used to live with them for about eight years. >> reporter: the group heard from the pastor of the church who was in las vegas for the president's speech. he urged the crowd to lobby lawmakers. >> i believe we need to put pressure on the house. >> reporter: congress
this morning, president obama's push for immigration reform. now members of the senate must search for common ground in their goal to help 11 million undocumented immigrants. >>> later this half hour, hillary clinton's long list of accomplishments as she gets ready to leave her job. what are her immediate and long-term plans? >> it's the long-term plans -- >> that will fuel a lot of speculation. >> that's right. and in some parts of the country, you are what you drive. what was this guy thinking when he decided to build a car that looks kind of like anabanana? >> kind of? it's not your average honda civic. >>> but first, new details of that rare operation which gave an iraqi war vet new arms. the 26-year-old new yorker showed off his transplanted arms just yesterday. >> abc's diana perez reports on this milestone operation. >> reporter: his story is one of bravy and heroism. he lost both arms and legs in iraq four years ago. a roadside bomb blew up the humvee he was driving. >> i'm still alive. that's all that matters to me. >> reporter: still, life without limbs was not the same. >> not havi
. obama will have to decide if he wants a legacy of reform or more partisanship." and i'm wondering, raul, is him getting involved, and the way in which he gets involved, very tricky for him? >> yes, it is tricky. but at the same time, he has to get involved. one of the things that latino voters, one of the key reasons they turned out in record numbers is that they wanted immigration reform, they wanted to see the president do something. and there has been some criticism of him in the path, particularly around health care, that he was somewhat aloof in the process. he didn't step in and lead. i think this time, he has taken a more forceful nmu!"t/&nuuuuuu. what his challenge is#82+suur]bk the big numbers come when you look at non-whites. 67% of back a path to citizenship. while just 46% of whites do. is one of the keys for the president, david, going to be what he's kind of doing successfully on a number of other fronts, which is to just go out and sell this to the american people? he believes public opinion can move some of these senators who may be more centrist around the fence about t
and the administration is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time to fix the immigration system. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a criminal background check, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some gop house members have already said they don't support the senate proposal, but some of the biggest opposition
reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled on monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a background check, paid a fine, back taxes and learned english. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some gop house members say they don't support the senate proposal, but some of the biggest opposition to immigration reform could come from outside the halls of congress. republican senator marco rubio went on conservative radio to drum up support from a skeptical rush limbaugh. >> if 70% of t
. >>> president obama is on his way to las vegas where he will lead a rally promoting immigration reform. this comes a day after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their own plan to give millions of illegal immigrants a passport to citizenship. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: president obama is hitting the road to rally support for immigration reform. he's expected to endorse a bipartisan senate proposal to give about 11 million illegal imgrants a path to citizenship. >> this is a big deal. is is an important development. >> so-called gang of eight announced its plan yesterday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine in back taxes and learn english. they can then become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. the proposal also calls for u.s. borders to be secured first. >> the technology we have today with surveillance capability and detection capability, i have no doubt that if we put the right resources into it, we will be able to have a secure border. >> reporter: the white h
. that is joe cusick of optionsxpress. thanks joe. > > thank you. president obama and a bipartisan group of senators say the time is right to reform immigration. in our cover story, how the first proposals on the table could fix a system many say is not only broken but ignored since the recession. 27-year-old erendira rendon, brought here when she was six months old, agrees with president obama and bipartisan members of the senate that immigration reform is vital. "my entire family is undocumented. there is no other way. there are no lines for us." immigrants from countries other than mexico cite incredible waiting lists. lawrence benito's family is from the phillipines. "it took my mom 24 years to be reunited with her siblings. that's a system that doesn't work." the wait affects everyone, including billy lawless, who's opened several successful restaurants in the u.s. "i only got a green card after 15 years, two years ago after investing in this country." "for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together." despite a steep decline in
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